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KENT, Ohio - In honor of the May 4 50th Commemoration, Kent State University Libraries (KSUL) has created three virtual exhibitions, as well as additional engaging opportunities for alumni and others to share their May 4 stories.
KSUL’s Special Collections & Archives curated three virtual exhibits that feature historical sources related to the Kent State shootings. The exhibits described below are accessible online at https://www.library.kent.edu/special-collections-and-archives/current-events-and-exhibitions.
KSUL is also offering new virtual ways to “Share Your May 4 Story." The Kent State Shootings Oral History Project invites participation by people of all perspectives, including those of Kent State alumni, faculty, staff, and administrators who were on campus that day, residents of Kent and nearby communities, members of the Ohio Army National Guard, or anyone whose life was affected by these historic events. Each person’s story is a unique and important contribution to the historical record, and these first-hand accounts are archived in the May 4 Collection in Special Collections and Archives, one of the largest archives related to the shootings and their aftermath. KSUL is offering three options for contributing a May 4 story remotely; details and clear instructions are available online at: www.library.kent.edu/May4OralHistory